There are many reasons to become a PADI® Divemaster or Scuba Instructor: to work and travel, to share your love of the underwater world with others, or simply for the personal challenge. Along the way, you’ll hone your scuba diving skills and emerge as a leader in the world’s largest community of divers bound together by a shared passion for adventure and ocean conservation.
The AI course is the first part to becoming a scuba diving instructor.
It is the first section of the IDC (Instructor Development Course) and means you have started your journey to becoming a teacher of diving. If you don't want to do the full IDC in one go, this is a great stepping stone to getting you part way there, with the aim of completing the full course sometime in the future.
Instructor Development Course
The Instructor Development Course consolidates everything you've learnt to become a PADI Divemaster and focusses on your teaching skills and demonstrations.
You will complete Dive Theory Knowledge presentations,, Confined Water and Open Water teaching presentations too., alongside some theory exams and overall skill practice. This all culminates in a two day examination with PADI staff.
As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you teach skills based on internationally recognised emergency care guidelines, and you can offer courses to anyone. The great thing about EFR courses is they make learning easy by providing a comfortable environment to practice emergency care skills. Your students finish the course feeling confident with their new skills and ready to help someone in need.
If you are already a PADI Pro, why not expand the range of courses you can teach and branch out to teaching speciality courses.
If you have a keen interest in photography, why not combine your love of diving with your knowledge of photography and become a Digital Underwater Imaging Instructor?
IDC Staff Instructor
As an experienced instructor holding the Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating, you are eligible to enroll on the IDC Staff Instructor course. In a similar way that entry-level students look up to their Divemasters, IDC candidates look up to Staff Instructors for support and guidance throughout their course.